Bill Eiker, SAL Historian
On Saturday, June 8, 2019, Cascade Post 239 Sons of American Legion (SAL) held the 10th Guns and Cash Bash at Fort Ritchie Parade Field.
The weather was beautiful and sunny. Of the 2,850 tickets sold, more than 1,360 happy folks were in attendance. Delicious menu items of pulled pork and beef and other delicious fare were enjoyed by all.
Drawings for the ticket prizes took place every 15 minutes. Winning ticket holders were R. Eiker, J. Bittner, D. Teffeteller, B. Hill, T. Beard, S. Bryan, T. Kauffman, B. Rinebolt, D. Rumbaugh, T. Rindt, F. Mastrouni, G. Albright, C. Martin, C. Morrow, M. Late, S. Welch, B. Black, and E. Davis.
Proceeds from this event benefit Fisher House Foundation, Cascade and Sabillasville Elementary Schools, Cascade American Legion Scholarship Program, and SAL’s Someone in Need Fund.
Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes, where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. Fisher House Foundation also operates the Hero Miles Program, using donated frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members, as well as the Hotels for Heroes Program, using donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels near medical centers, without a charge.
Appreciation is extended to the innumerable volunteers who donated countless hours to make this the most successful event ever. They are to be lauded for their efforts.